James J. Archer
Confederate Army generalDied when: 46 years 310 days (562 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
James Jay Archer (December 19, 1817 – October 24, 1864) was a lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War.
He later served as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army (CSA) during the American Civil War.Taken as a prisoner of war on the first morning of the Battle of Gettysburg, Archer was the first general officer captured from Gen.
Robert E.Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.